GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach” Principles Explained

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

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Before starting it is important to note that these principles are to be applied to major, minor, diminished and augmented: In this overview we will use “Major”only.

PART 1: Triadic

First we will take a simple C major root position triad. We can move DOWN a 1/2 step or UP a half step from the last note to connect the next triad:

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

Predictable Example:

Here we can see that just adding another root position triad creates a non random and predictable sound.

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

Correct Approach Example:

Here we create freshness by employing “Inversion” and “Displaced Permutations”.

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

What are Displaced Permutations?

This means that we change the order of the notes. In this case although they are both in root position the order of the notes has been changed in the second triad. Hence this moves away from a more traditional sound/approach.

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

Also, because the last note is the 3rd of C Major it is considered a 1st Inversion:

GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

Now lets add another triad to this:

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

Predictable “Improper” application:

Below is an example of predictable repeated connections/patterns:

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

Correct Application Example:

Here we have an imaginative less predictable and more random sounding line.

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

PART 2: A Chromatic Approach:

Within the interval of a Major 3rd there are five 1/2 steps. [We will use C to E as an example]

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

These five 1/2 steps cannot be used in a consecutive manner and must stay within the interval of a major 3rd.

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

RANDOM Chromatic Method: EXAMPLES

Here are some example of how this works

Example:1

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

Example 2:

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

Example: 3

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

ii V7 I’s with applied Chromatic Approach:

Here are two examples where the George Garzone approach is applied

Example 1

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

Example 2

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

PART 3:

Finally, here are a few ideas with the principles applied to harmony:

Idea 1

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

Idea 2

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

Idea 3

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GEORGE GARZONE -“Triadic Chromatic Approach”

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Alternate Picking “John McLaughlin” style on “DOWNSTROKE”

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The key to these examples is to accent the 1st and 3rd notes [“Downstokes”]whilst also remembering the “Up” stroke as a lighter but essential touch in order to cross the guitar strings fluently when strict alternate picking.

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Alternate Picking Guitar Lesson

The first example starts on the 3rd beat, so remember to count 3 e and a 4 e and a to come in on the 1st beat of the next bar.

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Alternate Picking Guitar Lesson

Example 1:

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Alternate Picking Guitar Lesson

Example 2: Employs a simple pentatonic scale and then joins together with the F melodic minor scale as used in the 1st example.

Example 2:

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Alternate Picking Guitar Lesson

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Alternate Picking

Michael Brecker “Jazz Tools” For Guitar Improvisation

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Michael Brecker “Jazz Tools” Guitar Improvisation alternate picking Technique

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Michael Brecker “Guitar Lick/Line Building Blocks [JazzTools]:

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Michael Brecker “Jazz Tools” for Guitar Improvisation

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In the above example notice the “Even” groupings [working out in “Tetrachords”] set up with jazz tools for smooth rhythmical alternate picking guitar technique for phrasing clarity.

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Michael Brecker “Jazz Tools” For Guitar Improvisation

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